Chain Check: ZARA- By Day/By Night (Part II)

As promised, part two of my Zara spree is here. Easy pieces to take from day to night- you know the drill. THE FAUX LEATHER SKIRT A-line silhouette + spring pastels + faux leather texture = versatile and bang on trend. I may just buy this is every colour to take me through summer, autumn and…

It’s a date – Olive and Bean

I love Olive and Bean. I’ve been time and time again, and it never disappoints. So, last week, when boyfriend M and I had time to kill, we headed down for a spot of lunch. For anyone who hasn’t been yet, you must. Like, right now. Decadent traybakes, enormous slices of cake and Rocky Road heaving…

Ivy Park and the athleisure revolution

Everywhere we go, we see the rise of athleisure in streetwear. From Kendall Jenner sporting mesh leggings and crop tops to Puma collabs with the likes of Rihanna, there’s no doubt sneaker style is flooding the market. Enter Queen B, complete with brand new clothing line Ivy Park. Mainly monochrome with hints of baby pink…

The Great British Cupcakery?

As promised by my earlier Instagram post, here’s the scoop on The Great British Cupcakery. Adorable decor, cute theme and decadent-looking cakes make this place and Instagram favourite. I’ve been dying to get down here for months to check it out. We mellowly ordered our cakes and drinks, and settled down ready to enter a sugar…

Thirsty skin

As anyone with perpetually dry skin will testify, the quest to find the perfect facial moisturiser that doesn’t cost the earth is neverending. A few of my favourites- often suitable for all skin types. Day to day Anything from DELAROM. Light but thirst-quenching, I swear you can actually see the difference in your skin as you…

Headingley- The morning after

My final post from Leeds- so sad to go as there’s so much more to explore! I’ll be back soon, but in the meantime, a few of the cutest coffee shops in Headingley to help you blow away the cobwebs (or the start-of-the-week blues!). First, Café Lento. Arty and achingly cool, this café is the perfect place to…

Headingley- The night before

As any Leeds-ite will know, Headingley is the university haunt of 15 years ago. Although house prices have now pushed the students further out into Hyde Park, they still frequent the host of bars and pubs that line Otley Road. Here are a few of the best and brightest, hand-picked by moi. The Skyrack An old classic. Right in the…

NCLinsider on tour- Leeds *Blue Rinse*

Today was my first full day in Leeds, so, naturally, I hit the shops. Following a set of big name high-street posts, I thought it was time to switch things up. Enter Blue Rinse. Set up over 3 floors of women’s, men’s and sportswear, Blue Rinse trades in A and B string vintage wares, from…

Chain Check: ZARA- By Day/ By Night (Part I)

Ah, Zara. Long-time fast fashion favourite, allowing us to follow high fashion trends at a low-end budget. I barely step in the place before clothes jump into my arms, carry me to the fitting rooms and eventually the till. Spring/ Summer 2016 follows this trend to the T; what stood out to me was the…

Restaurant review: The Sky Apple Café

Okay, don’t freak out. Yes, it’s a vegetarian café. No, you don’t miss the meat. Long-time favourite of friend C, SAC opened in Heaton in 2002, offering a variety of filled breads, vegetarian favourites such as quesadillas ,and ‘volcanoes‘- think towering stacks of baked tortilla encasing cheesy, beany, gooey sweet potatoey deliciousness (shaped like a volcano, duh). At night,…

What’s on in NCL? APRIL 2016

April is a huge month for events and gigs in Newcastle, with people desperate for one last blowout before exams in May. With massive headliners the likes of Giggs, Kano and Artful Dodger, students will be out in force throughout the month. A quick lowdown of the events so far- let me know in the…

Skincare spotlight: Clinique

Clinique has long been a high-street beauty staple; effective and affordable, their products are generally unperfumed, making them perfect for any skin type, including my dry, flaky face! Needless to say, it’s my go-to when it comes to skincare. A quick overview of my favourite products: The three-step morning and evening (or, like me, when you remember)…